Spring is the Perfect Time for Sealcoating
Did your lot come out of the winter season looking a little more torn up than you would have liked it to? It just means that it’s going to need a little TLC before the surface of the lot is ready to be used again. The first thing to do is make sure that any potholes or large cracks are filled. These can be a liability and cause major damage to your lot over time. The next step to making sure that your lot is able to withstand the test of time. This is accomplished with sealcoating your lot.
What is Sealcoating?
Asphalt sealcoating is when we apply sealer over an asphalt surface. This acts as a barrier to protect the asphalt from the elements. We use GemSeal Products. GemSeal® is a highly nationally known supplier of asphalt sealcoating. Sand is added to the sealer at the rate of 2 pounds per gallon and gives the sealer a more aggressive texture which acts as a slip-resistant surface. AAA also uses Rapid Set which is a polymer modified additive. Rapid Set reduces dry time, improves sealer adhesion, and increases durability. This is great because the driveway or parking lot can then be used way sooner, which gives you less time customers are unable to use your lot.
Sealcoating protects your asphalt from the elements, including UV-rays. This protection will prolong the life of the asphalt and prevent larger repairs in the future. In general, we recommend asphalt be sealcoated every 2-4 years. This saves you money in the long run because you won’t need to constantly spend money on repairs or replacement. Of course, over time asphalt does need to be replaced. But this sealcoating is an investment which will save you money now. It means you won’t need replacement as soon as you would without, and your lot will look great even in the in between years. As long as you keep up on maintenance, your lot can continue to look about as good as it did when it was poured.
Spring and Summer are the Best Seasons
If your parking lot or driveway needs sealcoating, spring and summer are the best seasons. This is because the sealcoating needs to be warm to dry. You’ll have a beautiful looking lot when the weather finally clears up. Your guests will be wowed by the progress. Don’t forget that we also offer striping services so that you have clear, easy to see lines in your lot. This makes it obvious for guests where to park so there are not congestion issues.
Contact AAA for Sealcoating
When your parking lot needs sealcoating, AAA Parking Lot Maintenance is the company to call. We offer pothole and crack filling, sealcoating, parking lot pours, and more. Get scheduled for sealcoating this spring.